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Review: New Dell/Alienware Gaming Monitor Packs Serious Creative Punch
CRN reviews Dell’s new Alienware 34-inch QD-OLED and looked for an answer for a pressing question. Could a flashy gaming monitor be useful in the business world?
When you unbox the AW3423DW QD-OLED, your inner child will be in for a real treat. The whole package is a really fun presentation. It’s not the kind of thing that screams serious business professional, but this is not marketed towards the boardroom types — although we’d venture to guess there are more than a few gamer geeks hiding under suits in the tech industry. With so many of us working remotely, the playful exterior of this monitor shouldn’t be much of a problem for work use.
The box itself contains everything you need to plug and play, including a stand, mounting bracket, power cord and several different ways to connect the display to your device. The stand itself is a very sturdy Y-shape that protrudes past the front of the display. Swiveling and a few inches of periscoping are supported to fit with just about any desk setup. An easy startup manual will have you up and running within minutes. I plugged into my MacBook Pro using a docking station and had the monitor fired up in no time.